Leo Tolstoy

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by Diana Vergara 

*Tolstoy's novels being analyzed in terms of 'pro-peace' and 'anti-resistance', as done by members of The Danish Peace Academy: http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/tolstoj/tolstoy.htm and http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/library/tolstoj/tolstoy2.htm#contents

*"The Theology of Leo Tolstoy:" http://www.faithalone.org/journal/1998i/Townsend.html

*Diagram to help understand relationships and characters in War and Peace: http://www.utoronto.ca/tolstoy/tree.pdf

*Short Biography of Tolstoy plus study guides for his most famous books. (Anna Karenina, Death of Ivan Illych, War and Peace, The Lon Exile.) http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/52/frameset.html

*Website with a timeline of Tolstoy's published works, and free samples of his most popular stories online: http://underthesun.cc/Classics/Tolstoy/tolstoy.htm

*Extensive biography of Leo Tolstoy with links to more than 40 of his published works: http://www.online-literature.com/tolstoy/

*Recollections and memories of Tolstoy as written by his son Illya Tolstoy, http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/browse-mixed-new?tag=public&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&part=0&id=TolRemi

*Website with photo gallery of Tolstoy's home in Yasnaya Polyana, http://www.ibiblio.org/sergei/Exs/YasnayaPoliana/yp1.html

*A memoir by a young woman describing Leo Tolstoy's death, http://www.linguadex.com/tolstoy/diary.html

*Study Guide to The Death of Ivan Ilyich, http://www.enotes.com/death-ivan

*Study Guide to War and Peace, http://www.enotes.com/war-peace

*A list of famous quotes by Tolstoy, http://www.quoteworld.org/authors/leo-tolstoy and http://www.woopit.com/quotes-by-Leo-Tolstoy.html

*Critic Simon Farrow analyzes Tolstoy's life as a period of 3 different personalities, the Sinner, Novelist and Prophet: http://www.brlsi.org/proceed05/lithum0105.htm

*Radio discussion by three professors from Ohio State University on Tolstoy's short stories, http://wiredforbooks.org/leo.htm

*Detailed timeline of Tolstoy's life by PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/anna/timeline_text.html

*Publication by a Christian journal of stories by Tolstoy having to do with religion and morals, especially stories suitable for teaching children, http://www.ccel.org/ccel/tolstoy/23_tales/formats/23_tales1.0.RTF

*An analysis of Tolstoy's opinion on art, http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/lee/tolstoionart.html

*Tolstoy as an anarchist, http://www.spunk.org/texts/pubs/freedom/raven/sp001746.html

*Analysis of Tolstoy as a "prophet," http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/lee/tolstoi.html

*"A Confession," online text of Tolstoy's book, that written at age 51, was a reflection on his 'regrettable' life and his entirely new outlook; http://flag.blackened.net/daver/anarchism/tolstoy/confession.html

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